BHT Sussex

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people across Sussex.


BHT Sussex

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people across Sussex.

Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

BHT Sussex is a housing association and a homeless charity. We provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. We see it as our role to both challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and to deal with the consequences.

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Our Service Areas

Work, Learning & Employment


Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

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News & Events

Tackling climate change at BHT Sussex

This July BHT Sussex launched a new Environmental Strategy, acknowledging the climate crisis as the biggest threat to humanity in the coming years. The urgent ...
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New funding for project supporting working homeless people

A BHT Sussex project that helps people who are homeless to get off the streets and into employment has successfully secured an additional three years ...
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Lighthouse magazine – Summer edition out now!

The Summer 2021 edition of Lighthouse Magazine, our quarterly magazine for clients and tenants, is out now. Articles cover a range of topics including highlights ...
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Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

Please help us safeguard the future of our services during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Real life stories from BHT Sussex


For some it comes as a surprise that BHT runs an immigration and asylum legal service. The overwhelming majority of those we work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’, young people and children arriving in the UK with no adults to look after their welfare.

Baddar came to the UK in 2008 aged 15 fleeing persecution in Afghanistan. His initial asylum claim was refused. We assisted him with a further application to allow him to remain in the UK but this was also refused. After this, there have been numerous appeals with every decision seeming to go against him. We gathered evidence in support of his claim to show that he is particularly vulnerable as he has a learning difficulty and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

We gathered country evidence to support the fact that he would be at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.